Month: September 2014

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars

More than 50% of students in Switzerland study at a Top-200-university according to the Shanghai ranking – by far the highest percentage worldwide. Seize the opportunity to fulfill your studies and research in Switzerland, in one of the Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology or Universities of Applied Sciences. The application deadline is 31 October, 2014. There are two scholarships offered:

1. Postdoctoral Scholarships (12 months)

Intended for highly qualified postdoctoral researchers from all academic fields

Application Criteria:
• PhD degree
• Not more than 5 years after the award of the PhD at the moment of application
• Letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the postdoctoral research
• Research proposal including a timeframe

 

2. Research Scholarships (12 months)

Intended for highly qualified postgraduate researchers from all academic fields as well as young medical doctors

Application Criteria:
• Master degree or equivalent
• Not more than 35 years old at the moment of application
• Letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is
willing to supervise the Research
• Research proposal including a timeframe

 

Eligible costs

The scholarship amount depends on the scholarship:
• Postdoctoral Scholarship: 3500 CHF / month
• Research Scholarship: 1920 CHF / month
• Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS
• 1 year half-fare public transportation card
• a special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance
• various trips, dinners and sight seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders
• International returning airfare (provided by the China Scholarship Council)

Exclusion criteria

Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the research/studies. Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship or who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible for a scholarship. Applicants should also meet the requirement of the China Scholarship Council. For more information please refer to the website: http://www.csc.edu.cn

For evaluation procedure and how to apply, read it here.

More detail info: http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/02175/02215/index.html?lang=en

Contact 

Fabio Molo
Deputy Head of Science, Technology and Education Section
Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing

fabio.molo@nulleda.admin.ch
www.eda.admin.ch/beijing